CT groups offer aid in Fiji after cyclone

Two Connecticut-based nonprofits say they have volunteers in Fiji helping after Cyclone Winston devastated the island. Officials say the Category 5 storm is the strongest cyclone on record in the Southern

News 12 Staff

Feb 23, 2016, 4:00 AM

Updated 3,072 days ago

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Two Connecticut-based nonprofits say they have volunteers in Fiji helping after Cyclone Winston devastated the island.
Officials say the Category 5 storm is the strongest cyclone on record in the Southern Hemisphere. It made landfall Saturday, leveling homes, knocking out power to 80 percent of the island and killing at least 29 people.
Stamford-based AmeriCares says its emergency response team is trained to help in tragedies. It also has 5,000 pounds of medical and relief supplies ready to be shipped.
Save the Children, which is based out of Fairfield, says its volunteers are also on the ground in Fiji and working with the victims.


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